Dear Fasttelco

Post by Mark

I sent the following email to Fasttelco in regards to yesterdays post on Fasttelco blocking flickr.

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To: cust_service@fasttelco.net
Cc: Tech_support@fasttelco.net
Date: May 1, 2005 8:39 AM
Subject: Is Flickr Blocked?

Hi, when I try to access www.flickr.com i get the following message:

Forbidden
You were denied access because:
Access denied by access control list.

But when I access flickr.com it works. Many of my friends have also
been facing the same issue. Is Fasttelco trying to block flickr?

Thanks

mark


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2:48AM Statistics

Post by Mark

I decided to share with everyone the statistics of 2:48AM from the day 1 which was February 19th till the end of April. The list is displayed as Date followed by amount of unique visitors.

Feb 2005 557
Mar 2005 1961
Apr 2005 3144

To see how many visiters have been coming in day by day detail click on more below.

Read the rest of this entry »


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Sesame Street Stoned

Post by Mark

Does anyone know where I can download the Sesame Street song but the stoned version. I had it somewhere I just can’t find it…

Update: here it is!


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Vote for NBK

Post by Mark

By clicking on the below link you can vote for NBK in the following categories of the Banker Middle East 2005 Awards: Best Bank, Best Customer Service / Call Center and Lifetime Achievement.

http://www.bankerme.com/bme/2005/award/

The selection of banks in each category has been suggested and put forward by a panel of experts from across the region as a whole.

The only category that is different is the Lifetime Achievement Award, in which you can vote for anyone you like from the banking industry. NBK’s CEO Mr. Ibrahim Dabdoub is definitely on the top of the list.

Thank you for your support to NBK.


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Voice of America

Post by Mark

I was listening to VOA (96.9) over the weekend and this show started I forgot what it was called but basically it was a show where you would call in and give your feedback about VOA. I thought that was perfect, I could finally call in and complain about their stupid special english show, and how the way they say the news at night very slowly is such a stupid idea. So I pick up my phone and wait for them to give out their number when this guy from India calls in. The guy was blind, and he spent the next 10 minutes talking about how the special english show was the best and how it helped him learn English. He kept asking the announcer if his English was any good and the announcer would reply yeah its great, then the blind guy would say well this is all because of your show. Then he kept on going about how he loves the way they present the news with a vocabulary of only 1500 words and how it helps him and his friends improve their english. Anyway after all that bullshit I put my phone down, there was no way I was gonna call in after a blind man and complain about a show which helped him learn english. Just my luck, now I got to wait till next month when they air the show again to call in.


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B-Side 168 30/4/05

Post by Mark

168 30/4/05 B-Side

This was todays B-Side for Miskan. I liked this shot because it looked very psychedelic. No photoshop filter of any sort was applied. No mirrors were involved in this picture.


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Fasttelco Blocking Flickr?

Post by Mark

Today from work on our Fasttelco DSL connection I couldn’t access flickr using the URL www.flickr.com. When accessing flickr.com it would work but when I typed www.flickr.com I would getting the following error:

Forbidden
You were denied access because:
Access denied by access control list.

At first I thought it might have been just me and something to do with the server at work, BUT in the post below about flickr being banned in UAE, Bloboz commented that he was getting the forbidden access denied message. Is anyone else facing that issue? Is Fasttelco blocking flickr?


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Is Flickr Banned in UAE?

Post by Mark

I was chatting with Nibaq today and he mentioned that he might have read somewhere that Flickr was either banned in UAE or the ISP there is doing something to slow down the uploading of photos. So I decided to ask some UAE people on Flickr and this is what they had to say:

manaal says:
no idea….working fine with me.

w6an 3mry says:
it’s not banned but i think they are doing something to block some of the bad photos

Avish says:
:s inshAllah they don’t ban it totally coz i don’t know what i’ll do :(

7abo0ob el Emarat says:
la hopefully they wont cuz we all cant live without it :)

ZexySamurai says:
I can live without it! ‘_’ Hehehe, but I love it loads so I hope that’s not true…
P.S. the uploading speed is fine with me..

Eneas says:
what’s UAE?

Green Peace says:

it is working fine with me


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Browse Flickr with your PSP

Post by Mark

My brother sent me a link to a girls photoset on Flickr with pictures of her browsing flickr using her PSP. Here is the link.


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Designers Tip: Do Not Install Tiger

Post by Mark

Ok, I just installed Tiger on my Mac at work and I am fucked. One of the most important softwares I have called Extensis Suitcase is not yet compatible with Tiger. This means that I am stuck with default fonts in softwares like Illustrator and Photoshop. Now I need to figure out how to go back to Panther… THIS SUCKS!

Update: Ok this is what I did to kinda solve my problem for now. I copied the fonts I need the most to Library>Application Support>Adobe>Fonts. Now my fonts work with my Adobe Products. I will keep checking the Extensis Suitcase Tiger Compatibility Chart everyday till they fix it.


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